Today I thought, "I'll call everyone I owe calls to," and made one call before being drawn into the usual insanity of the VNA scheduling. Then the phone went dead. The "line in use" light is on, but there's no dial tone. I emailed the phone company, who promises to get back to you within 48 hours. If I'd ever told anyone that I'd be back within 48 hours I'da been fired. And yes, of friggin course, Mercury is retro. I checked. Bastid.